In April 2012, Nokia proudly announced that Lumia 610 would be able to run the Windows Phone version of Skype. Later on, Skype announced that it won’t support Skype for Windows Phone on devices with 256MB RAM. As Lumia 610 got only 256MB of RAM inside it, the future of Skype support in the handset was in jeopardy. According to reports, Nokia has officially pulled out Skype for Windows from Lumia 610 handsets because of unsatisfactory user experience.
Nokia Hong Kong released an official statement on the matter, as reported by welovewp.hk :
“Nokia attaches great importance to the launch of products and services to bring the user experience, so even if the Skype Windows Phone version on the Nokia Lumia 610 does, but after intensive testing, we found the user experience does not guarantee to Nokia and Skype the expected level. Therefore, we do not recommend users to use Skype on the Nokia Lumia 610. Nokia Lumia 610 users in the Windows Phone Marketplace “will not be able to download Skype, Windows Phone version. Skype, Windows Phone version will continue to open to other users to download.”
Reports say that Lumia 610 only supports 95% of the apps in the marketplace, and many popular apps are not supported. Now, the special version of Skype for Windows has also been discontinued for Lumia 610. Sad news for the Lumia 610 users.